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Cost of student visa clampdown weighs heavily on colleges 18/07/14

Cost of student visa clampdown weighs heavily on colleges

Geraint Johnes says that targeting students and universities as part of a broader migration policy is neither appropriate nor innocuous.

LUMS hosts Islamic Banking and Finance conference 10/07/14

LUMS hosts Islamic Banking and Finance conference

The Gulf One Lancaster Centre for Economics Research (GOLCER) was the host for the 4th Islamic Banking and Finance conference, which took place at LUMS in June this year.

Read on the GOLCER website
CEOs are more likely to be 'punished' as a result of takeovers 10/07/14

CEOs are more likely to be 'punished' as a result of takeovers

Research by Swarnodeep Homroy and colleagues reveals the negative consequences for CEOs as a result of poor company acquisitions.

Read on the Real Business website
The skills mismatch 19/06/14

The skills mismatch

Geraint Johnes says that government, business and education must do more to make the matching of workers to jobs as efficient as possible.

Read on the Policy Network website
Explosive London housing bubble will spread to the rest of the UK 12/06/14

Explosive London housing bubble will spread to the rest of the UK

Escalating house prices are no longer just a London quirk – research by a team of LUMS economists supports the view that the housing market is the biggest issue for the UK economy. 

Winning on points? 10/06/14

Winning on points?

In the wake of recent EU election results Geraint Johnes assesses the government's immigration system and how we can move to a more informed debate.

LUMS on the up in latest Guardian league table 03/06/14

LUMS on the up in latest Guardian league table

Lancaster has charged ahead of its Russell Group peers to be ranked 10th in the Guardian League table 2015, confirming its place among the world’s elite institutions.

The productivity puzzle – real or imagined? 28/05/14

The productivity puzzle – real or imagined?

Productivity is now almost 20% below the long run trend. Geraint Johnes discusses a roundtable at the Work Foundation that identified issues likely to be key to a solution.

Bonus gravy on top 27/05/14

Bonus gravy on top

Are high-earners forgoing part of their salary in return for bonuses? Detailed research by Colin Green has found this is not the case – though the situation looks different for low-earners.

View on HR Review website